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April 26, 2007 4:39:02 PM

Howdy all,
I have parts arriving tomorrow for a new build. I have built a few systems over the past few years but I am trying some new stuff this time around, and haven't been following tech as closely as I would like. I am looking for general comments and/or potential problem area identification. Thanks in advance.. here is the build:

Antec SLK3000-B Mid Towe

Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Power Supply

1Gx2 Mushkin eXtreme Performance DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Memory

eVGA A1 nForce 680i SLI ATX Motherboard

Intel C2D E6700 Processor

Zalman CNPS 9700 NT CPU Cooler

BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTX OC2 768MB Video Card

Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Fata|1ty Pro Series Sound Card

2x Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 7200RPM Sata2 HDD - to be configured in RAID 0

2x Apevia 120mm Case Fans

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB HDD - was thinking backup and other mass storage.. probably should have just got 1-2 more 250's and went RAID 5, oh well.

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April 26, 2007 10:19:32 PM

There are a few things I'd do differently but nobody can really knock your choices. They'll work very well together, and you'll have one heckuva rig. Good job!
April 27, 2007 1:18:09 AM

I'm always looking for good opinions/ideas, if you are willing, post up what you would have done differently.. If I had to guess I would say:
E6600 instead of E6700
3-4 250GB drives instead of 2 250's and a 500
Antec P180 or 900 instead of the SLK3000B
Out of ideas after that, maybe different memory and cooler?
April 27, 2007 1:47:20 AM

Good guesses!! :)  Yea, pretty much. But that's also some personal preference obviously, so like I said can't knock your choices, they are good.

I'd have gone with a Thermalright HSF, a different case, 6600, better PSU like a Seasonic 650w, and passed on the sound card. But what you've chosen is good.